Melissa Trujillo, 18, Bayou Body Count No. 38
Normally, we here at Bayou Body Count deal in unidentified bodies found in dumpsters and drug dealers or buyers who get greedy and then get shot. So what's up with the recent spate of domestic violence? Lately, it seems like it's been nothing but mothers and fathers suspected of killing their kids.
Early Tuesday morning, domestic violence reared it blood-stained head once more, and yet again, someone's child was involved.
Harris County Sheriff's investigators say that 22-year-old Noe Moreno-Mares, who lived at the Windfern Trails Apartments at 13035 Windfern in northwest Harris County, drove over to his family's home near Hockley with his 3-month-old baby and said he had gotten into a fight with his baby's mother, Melissa Trujillo.
He said that Trujillo, 18, was not responsive when he left their apartment.
University of Houston Cougars Football vs. Louisville Cardinals College Football
TicketsThu., Nov. 17, 7:00pm
Rice University Owls Football vs. UTEP Miner Football
TicketsSat., Nov. 19, 11:00am
SWAC Football Championship
TicketsSat., Dec. 3, 3:00pm
TicketsSat., Jan. 7, 7:00pm
Moreno-Mares then gave his keys to his family and left with an unknown person, authorities say. When Moreno-Mares' relatives got to the apartment, they found the teenager was dead.
The sheriff's office has issued an arrest warrant out for Moreno-Mares charging him with murder. Investigators fear that Moreno-Mares, a citizen of Mexico, may be trying to escape back home.
At least no one's kid got killed.
Anyone with information about this case can call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Houston, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.